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Today's News

  • Council awards road fix bid

    The City Council voted unanimously Monday to award a bid to Franken Construction for work on five streets damaged by water crews.

    City Public Works Director told the Council during a special meeting that Franken Construction submitted a bid of $178,788 for the project and was the lowest of three bidders.

  • Fun at the Refuge - ‘Mission Fly Away’

    Just days before the federal government shut down, the Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge hosted two events. Thursday morning, seventh grade Memorial Middle School students  and refuge staff released 162 Monarch chrysalis as part of the “Mission Fly Away” Monarch Butterfly program sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

    Debbie Pike, the visitors services manager, Northern New Mexico National Wildlife Refuge Complex, said the students learned about pollination, migration, and the importance of habitat for the butterflies.

  • Free flu shot clinic is Thursday

    Submitted to the Optic

    The New Mexico Department of Health’s San Miguel Public Health Office will host its first flu shot clinic of the season from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at 18 Gallegos Road in Las Vegas. The immunization clinic is open to the public and free of charge.

  • Optic brings home 13 Press Association awards

    Staff and Wire

    The Las Vegas Optic won 13 awards at this weekend’s Press Association Convention in Bernalillo.

    The 2012-13 NMPA APME Better Newspaper Contest awards were handed out during the 105th annual NMPA convention at a Santa Ana Pueblo resort on Saturday. The contest received more than 1,777 entries, the highest turnout in contest history. Judging was completed by the Wyoming Press Association.

    The contest is sponsored jointly by the New Mexico Press Association and the New Mexico Associated Press Managing Editors.

  • Looking Back - Oct. 2, 2013

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  • Looking Ahead - News - Oct. 2, 2013

    Free legal fair will be held in Las Vegas from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., this Friday, at the Highlands University Student Union Building, 800 National Ave. Attorneys will be available to provide free consultations on a first-come, first-served basis on a variety of civil legal topics, including probate, divorce, custody, landlord/tenant, bankruptcy, unemployment, and immigration. Interpreters will also be available.

  • Weather - Oct. 2, 2013

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 82. Northwest wind 5-10 mph, becoming west 10-15 mph in the afternoon. Clear at night, with a low around 48. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Thursday
    Sunny, with a high near 78. Breezy, with a west wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 45. Breezy.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Breezy. A 10 percent chance of snow showers at night. Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 2, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “The Little Leaf that Wouldn’t Fall by Nadine Brun-Cosme and Olivier Tallec. Free and open to the public.

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • Winning swine
  • Plein Air Program starts Thursday

    Submitted to the Optic

    For the second year, the Las Vegas Plein Air Club will be hosting its annual Las Vegas Plein Air Paint Out.

    Rooted in 19th century Impressionist’s fascination with light and landscape, “En plein air” or “in the open air” refers to the practice of painting and sketching outdoors.